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Which came first - Picking your cake flavour or setting your menu?

Joey, on April 30, 2018 at 09:14 Posted in Wedding reception 0 33
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Let's talk about what your guests will be eating. Did you first make sure your wedding meal would be a memorable one? Or were you all about the cake tastings? What part of your reception food did you choose first?

Your cake flavors?

Which came first - Picking your cake flavour or setting your menu? 1

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Or your menu?

Which came first - Picking your cake flavour or setting your menu? 2

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33 Comments

Latest activity by Andrea, on October 27, 2018 at 13:57
  • Andrea
    Devoted January 2021 Ontario
    Andrea ·
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    Menu will be first, then we'll see about desserts afterwards.

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  • Kaisha
    Super March 2019 Nova Scotia
    Kaisha ·
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    We set the menu, we still have not picked our dessert. We will not be doing cake.

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  • Leanne
    Expert September 2018 Ontario
    Leanne ·
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    Menu then cake

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  • Jessie
    Expert September 2018 Ontario
    Jessie ·
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    We picked our cake first and then a while later we went for our tasting to pick our menu.

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  • Tatiana
    Expert April 2018 Ontario
    Tatiana ·
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    We choose a tentative menu the day we picked our venue. then we made cake tasting appoints which was great because we choose flavours that we really loved.

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  • Marcia
    Super August 2018 Manitoba
    Marcia ·
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    We picked our cake first, and have our tasting in two weeks.

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  • Marleau
    Devoted October 2018 Ontario
    Marleau ·
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    We have a rough idea of what our menu is going to look like and the only talk around cake so far has been cup cakes lol 😂... I will be finalizing these details next week when I’m back home in Ontario.
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  • Vinod
    Featured August 2017 Ontario
    Vinod ·
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    The cake was always being an issue due to husband's decision to waste money on cake and the end result was excellent and nothing left except for the top tier.
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  • Cathrine
    Devoted April 2018 Ontario
    Cathrine ·
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    We did both cake tasting and menu tastings. Technically we selected our menu first, but we put equal effort into the cake flavours as well. We were slightly more limited in our selections for menu as we were doing a vegan/vegetarian menu. The cake place where we got our vegan cake had lots of flavours to choose from, that was a lot of fun.

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  • Amber
    Devoted September 2018 Alberta
    Amber ·
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    We are not doing a cake, we are doing a dessert table full of cannoli's and other treats from our favorite Italian bakery. We haven't done our menu tasting yet but know what proteins we aer going to serve, so I guess we picked cake first

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  • Michelle
    Super September 2018 Alberta
    Michelle ·
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    No cake so I guess the menu haha

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  • Bianca
    Master August 2019 Ontario
    Bianca ·
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    Since we're not doing a cake, I guess we picked out menu first by default lol.

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  • Tracy
    Devoted September 2018 Ontario
    Tracy ·
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    We haven't done either yet.
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  • Summer
    Devoted May 2019 Ontario
    Summer ·
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    We chose our menu first. We’ve discussed cake at a later time
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  • Amanda
    Super August 2018 Alberta
    Amanda ·
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    We knew both of these before we even got engaged. But we still hange things on our menu all the time, so cake flavour I guess. Lol
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  • Leah
    VIP April 2019 British Columbia
    Leah ·
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    No cake!

    We’ve discussed brunch menu options and have our favourite local spot in mind (rumor has it they cater). 🤞🏾🙏🏾🤞🏾
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  • Allison
    Master October 2019 Ontario
    Allison ·
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    Haven't done either yet!

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  • Stephanie
    Master July 2018 Alberta
    Stephanie ·
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    Menu. We’re not doing cake
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  • M
    Devoted August 2018 Ontario
    Megis ·
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    I just chose our cake yesterday. Still need to chose the menu.
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  • Natassia
    Newbie June 2019 Manitoba
    Natassia ·
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    Haven't picked either yet, but definitely menu first I think.

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  • Erin
    Master September 2017 Ontario
    Erin ·
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    Setting our menu as we were working on a tight time frame and wanted to make sure our caterer of choice was available.

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  • Brittany
    British Columbia
    Brittany ·
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    Menu... tentatively... because it came with our venue package, so we already know what we want to pick (we are doing the deluxe buffet, and we have our top choices)... however we don't commit to our menu til 3 weeks out, and there could be slight changes as they swap from 2018 to 2019 menus.

    We went to a Wedding Fair in March, and my fiance and I tried a couple mini-cupcakes, so we know 2 of our 3 cupcake flavours - coconut & lemon... with the third being more rich for the sweet tooth, maybe red velvet or chocolate.

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  • Holly
    VIP June 2019 Ontario
    Holly ·
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    Menu technically. We have a family member doing our cake but haven't told her what we want yet but we're about to hire our caterer.
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  • Valérie
    VIP September 2019 Quebec
    Valérie ·
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    Menu picked first, as it was part of the venue's contract. Plus, we are not having a cake, we'll most likely have a donut bar/wall!!

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  • Marie-Claire
    Devoted August 2018 Quebec
    Marie-Claire ·
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    It's not fully set yet as we haven't had our tasting, but we have a good idea of what we'd like for our menu.

    We're not having a wedding cake, just a dessert that's offered at our venue (it could be cake or it could be something else). We'll choose that when we have our tasting, too.

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  • Sydney
    Expert August 2018 Ontario
    Sydney ·
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    We actually don’t have either set in stone yet... but a family member is doing our cake, so we’ll probably have to have the menu set first
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  • K
    Expert September 2018 British Columbia
    Kim ·
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    Menu picked first as it took longer to find the person doing our cake/cupcakes.

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  • Gina
    Super April 2019 Alberta
    Gina ·
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    Menu came first for us
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  • Jessica
    Super March 2018 Ontario
    Jessica ·
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    Cake flavours came first because we had a friend making them so we were able to try it much earlier, while we had to wait for the venue to decide when we could do our menu tasting.

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  • Chloe
    Super May 2018 Ontario
    Chloe ·
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    We chose our menu first! We weren’t sure that we wanted cake, so we chose pies, but we decided that after we selected the menu. And we just chose our pie flavours last week (wedding is in three weeks).
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  • Jen
    VIP June 2018 Ontario
    Jen ·
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    Our menu.. we are 40 days out and still haven't decided on cake flavours lol

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  • Jennifer
    Super August 2018 Alberta
    Jennifer ·
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    Menu, except it’s still not quite finallized we just knew what style and meat we wanted right away
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